17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and Cable Car Museum. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, shop like a local with Union Square, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wawona travel planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Wawona are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Frick Collection and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to New York City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Wawona in October, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Shop till you drop at Orlando International Premium Outlets and International Drive. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Camarillo Premium Outlets. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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